Crime

Liquor seizures, delusional man, intoxicated males highlight Easter weekend for NPD

West Coast Amusements made its annual stop in Nelson prompting NPD to add additional patrols to the normal weekend beat. — The Nelson Daily photo

West Coast Amusements, Canada's largest and most respected traveling carnival operator, made its annual stop in the Heritage City during the Easter weekend prompting Nelson Police Department to put on additional patrols to ensure a safe fun time for people of all ages.

The results saw officers deal with numerous liquor seizures in and around the event but, thankfully, no major incidents to report.

Police would like to reminder the public fine for carrying open liquor or consuming it in a public place is $230.

Learning more about 9-1-1

Learning more about 9-1-1

In recognition of the recent Emergency Service Dispatchers and 9-1-1 Awareness Week the Integrated First Nations Policing Unit inwould like to thank their Telecommunications Operators that provide valuable support, resources and information to assist us with our jobs.

Telecommunications Operators provide our communities and officers with round-the clock service and deal with some of the most difficult phone calls. The Integrated First Nations Policing Unit accesses services from four different Emergency Service Dispatchers throughout their shifts.

RCMP report woman's body recovered from Columbia River

RCMP report woman's body recovered from Columbia River

Trail RCMP are reporting that a body of a woman has been recovered from the Columbia River Friday (April 18) at approximately 7 p.m.

The body was recovered with the assistance of Search and Rescue near the Trail Airport.

RCMP would not confirm the body is that of a missing Slocan Park woman, last seen in the Trail area Tuesday (April 15).

The RCMP in conjunction with the BC Coroners Service is awaiting a positive identification.

RCMP said foul play is not suspected.

Police report missing 28-year-old Tyler Sheriff located

Police provided a picture of missing Tyler Sheriff taken several years ago. RCMP now believe Sheriff to have a moustache and beard. — Photo courtesy Nelson RCMP

Nelson RCMP are pleased to report that a 28-year-old man missing since Wednesday (April 16) has been found.

Tyler Sheriff was located on Friday evening (April 18).

Sheriff was last seen Wednesday hitchhiking east at the Highway 3A/6 Junction at South Slocan.

Police would like to thank the public for their assistance and tips in determining the whereabouts of Sheriff.

Police need public assistance in finding 28-year-old Tyler Sheriff

RCMP need public help in locating Slocan Park's Elena Popoff

Elena Popoff . . . missing since Tuesday.

Slocan Park RCMP are asking for public assistance in finding a woman missing since Tuesday (April 15).

Elena Popoff, 64 has not bee seen or heard from since being confirmed to be in the Trail area Tuesday.

Slocan Park RCMP said Popoff attended some appointments in the Silver City but has not returned home.

RCMP added Popoff regularly stays in contact with friends and family.

When last seen, Popoff was driving a gray Nissan pathfinder with BC license plate 210 TMD.

35-yr-old Dutch national facing at least five charges in connection with suicide of BC's Amanda Todd

35-yr-old Dutch national facing at least five charges in connection with suicide of BC's Amanda Todd

In a live press conference Thursday, Coquitlam RCMP confirmed what Dutch media had already reported: that a 35-year-old man has been charged in connection with the abuse, bullying and victimization that ultimately led to the suicide of 15-year-old BC resident Amanda Todd.

According to Dutch media reports, the man is facing five charges, including extortion, internet luring, criminal harassment and the possession and distribution of child pornography. He is accused of luring and sexually exploiting victims in Europe, the UK, the US and Canada.

Trail police seek dangerous offenders

RCMP on on the lookout for David "Grant" Mack.
The Trail Crime Reduction Unit is looking for two local prolific offenders who currently have outstanding warrants from the Rossland Court House, according to RCMP Cpl. Debbie Postnikoff.
 
"Nelson Crown Counsel has approved charges and issued a warrant for David "Grant" Mack after police received a report from the Trail Hospital on March 21, of a male who had been severely beaten while in his residence," she said in a press release issued today.

Police applaud civilian assistance in tragic car crash

Police applaud civilian assistance in tragic car crash
On April 13, at approximately 10:25 pm, Castlegar RCMP, along with the Robson and Castlegar Fire departments, responded to the 1700 block of Pass Creek Road in response to a vehicle that had left the road, rolled, and was now upside down in the creek.
 
Local residents had gone to the vehicle to assist the driver and lone occupant who was trapped in the vehicle and help him hold his head above the water and offer comfort until he could be rescued.

NPD report sad ending to case of missing Nelson woman

NPD report sad ending to case of missing Nelson woman

Nelson Police is reporting a sad ending to the case of the missing Nelson woman, Jade Giesen.

Giesen, 47, missing since Sunday (April 6) was found deceased by Search and Rescue Friday (April 11) at approximately 8 p.m. near the Burlington Northern Rail bed on the way to Troup Junction, before the first trestle.

Nelson Police Detective Nathaniel Holt confirmed news to The Nelson Daily Saturday that Giesen was found approximately 50 feet from the rail bed in the woods.

Trail RCMP request public help in protecting residents from dangerous driving

Trail RCMP request public help in protecting residents from dangerous driving

Police are requesting public assistance in finding a dangerous driver who put the public in jeopardy, accrding to RCMP Cpl. Kelly Hall.

"On April 10, at approximately 11:00 a.m., members of the Trail and Greater District RCMP detachment attempted to stop an older white GMC pick up truck in the downtown are of Trail along Eldorado Street," Hall said. "The driver of the truck refused to stop and fled from police in the alley between Bay Avenue and the Fortis building, then continued along Farwell Street across Bay Avenue and Pine Avenue.

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